Nicholas Galitzine joins Anne Hathaway in “The Idea of You,” a film that follows a 40-year-old divorced mother as she embarks on a date with a musician she meets at Coachella, Prime Video announced Sept. 19 on. The film will be based on Robinne Lee’s book of the same name, which was originally released in 2017 and became a huge hit a few years later – Vogue dubbed it the “sleeper hit of the pandemic” in 2020. Galitzine most recently starred in Netflix’s Purple Hearts. ,” and he just wrapped up filming on Prime Video’s Red, White & Royal Blue, based on the best-selling romance of the same name.
Fans have grown accustomed to the story for its romance and global intrigue – but the book has been widely characterized as Harry Styles fan fiction, as the musician who forms one half of the book’s central couple is part of an incredibly popular British boy band. Lee told Vogue that Styles actually provided the first spark of inspiration for the project, saying she was “getting up late surfing music videos on YouTube” when she “stumbled upon the face of a boy I’ve never been in.” of a band I had never paid attention to. It was like… art.” When she learned that Styles often dated older women, the idea for the novel was born.
Lee, however, opposed the idea of the book being Styles fan fiction, telling the outlet that The Idea of You was “never meant to be a book about Harry Styles.” Instead, she said, “It should be a story about a woman approaching 40 and reclaiming her sexuality and rediscovering herself at the very point where society has traditionally written women off as desirable, viable and whole.”
Now the story comes to the big screen, with Michael Showalter directing and Gabrielle Union co-producing the film. The film, which is set to start production in October, doesn’t have a release date or trailer yet, but here’s what we know about it so far.
Storyline “The Idea of You”.
The film version of “The Idea of You” is about Sophie, a 40-year-old newly divorced mother, who is taking her daughter to Coachella. There she meets Hayes Campbell, the 24-year-old lead singer of an incredibly popular British boy band called August Moon. The couple begins an affair that quickly turns into a whirlwind romance. They embark on a globe-spanning romance that becomes complicated when it goes viral, and Sophie faces the wrath of Campbell’s legions of fans.
Fans of the book have already noticed differences from the film; Specifically, in the book, Sophie is 39 years old and her name is Solène, and she meets Campbell at a concert instead of Coachella.
Cast of “The Idea of You”.
The Idea of You stars Anne Hathaway as Sophie and Nicholas Galitzine as Hayes Campbell. Further casting details have not yet been announced.
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